Summary: H.J.Res.413 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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House receded and concurred with amendment (11/12/1983)

(House receded and concurred in certain Senate amendments with an amendment)

Authorizes further continuing appropriations through FY 1984, or until regular appropriations bills are signed into law, for those departments and agencies for which regular appropriations have not yet been signed into law.

Provides continuing appropriations for activities of the Department of Defense pending enactment of the Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1984.

Prohibits such appropriations from being used for: (1) activities not conducted in FY 1983; (2) initiating multiyear procurements using advance procurement funding; (3) conversion of full-time civilian support positions into military positions; and (4) specified budget line items which were not funded in FY 1983.

Authorizes continuing appropriations for activities under the Foreign Assistance Appropriations Act as provided for in Public Law 97-377 and 98-63, under the terms and conditions, and at the rate, provided for in those Acts or at the rate provided in the budget estimates, whichever is lower. Sets forth limitations on the amounts to be made available for specified program accounts under such Act.

Requires the President, annually, to report to Congress an assessment concerning the degree of support given to each foreign country during the preceding year.

Prohibits the use of funds for any economic assistance to Syria after the date of enactment of this joint resolution.

Prohibits making funds available to any country during any three-month period beginning on or after October 1, 1983, if a certification is made by the President to the Congress that the government of such country is failing to take adequate measures to prevent narcotic drugs or other controlled substances which are produced, processed, or cultivated in such country from being sold illegally to U.S. personnel or their dependents or from entering the United States unlawfully.

Permits deobligated funds to be made available for development project assistance for the same country as originally obligated for relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction activities in the Andean region. Requires congressional notification of any deobligation or reobligation.

Authorizes appropriations to carry out specified provisions of the Arms Export Control Act in FY 1984.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 to carry out specified provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 for the: (1) African Development Foundation Act; and (2) Peace Corps Act.

Amends the Arms Export Control Act to provide assistance to Israel for the procurement of defense articles and defense services for the Lavi program to Egypt in order to release Egypt from its contractual liability to repay the U.S. government.

Earmarks specified appropriated funds for Israel and Egypt.

Limits the amount of funds made available for FY 1984 for military assistance for El Salvador until certain conditions are met by the Salvadoran authorities (including conditions relating to the investigation of the murder of U.S. churchwomen and to the implementation of the land reform program).

Requires certain funds to be set-aside for activities of economically and socially disadvantaged enterprises, historically Black colleges, and private and voluntary organizations which are controlled by minorities. Deems economically and socially disadvantaged individuals to include women.

Prohibits the use of funds authorized to be appropriated for FY 1984 to carry out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to be used to eliminate the Minority Resource Center as a separate and distinct entity within the Agency for International Development.

Makes certain funds available for development assistance for Haiti, subject to specified limitations (including requirements for Haitian government cooperation: (1) with U.S. assistance programs; (2) in halting illegal emigration; and (3) in improving the human rights situation).

Makes the amendment concerning the private sector revolving funds contained in H.R. 2992, as reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House on May 17, 1983, enacted.

Makes the amendments contained in H.R. 2992 concerning an antiterrorism assistance program, as reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House on May 17, 1983, enacted.

Provides for continuing appropriations for: (1) health planning activities; (2) National Research Service Awards; (3) National Arthritis Advisory Board; (4) National Diabetes Advisory Board; (5) National Digestive Diseases Advisory Board; (6) medical library assistance programs; (7) refugee and entrant assistance activities (provides for expenditure of such funds for Cuban and Haitian entrants under specified conditions); (8) child abuse prevention and treatment and adoption opportunities activities; (9) domestic volunteer service activities; and (10) activities of the Department of Defense, Army National Guard and Army Reserve Operation and Maintenance and National Guard and Reserve Equipment Procurement.

Provides for appropriations for programs, projects, or activities provided for in the Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1984 (H.R. 3223), to the extent and in the manner provided for in a specified conference report and joint explanatory statement, as if such Act had been enacted into law.

Provides for appropriations for programs, projects, or activities under the Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1984 (H.R. 3222), at a rate for operations and to the extent and in the manner provided for in Public Law 98-107. Provides that no such funds may be used for any activity by the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission to overturn or alter the per se prohibition on resale price maintenance in effect under Federal antitrust laws, but permits employees of such Department or Commission from presenting testimony on this matter before appropriate congressional committees.

Provides for appropriations for continuing the activities which were provided for in H.R. 4139, the Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Act, 1984, as passed by the House of Representatives, to the extent and in the manner provided for in such Act, and at a rate for operations as was provided for in S. 1646, the Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Bill, 1984, as reported to the Senate. Provides that any activity included in the Senate reported bill, but not included in the House passed bill, shall be continued at a rate and under the terms and conditions of the Senate reported bill.

Authorizes additional amounts for FY 1984 to carry out the following programs: (1) education for the handicapped; (2) rehabilitation services and handicapped research; (3) grants to schools with substantial numbers of immigrants; (4) higher education; (5) community health centers; (6) the National Technical Institute for the Deaf; (7) Gallaudet College; and (8) food distribution and emergency shelter.

Makes appropriations and funds made available and authority granted by this joint resolution available from November 10, 1983, until: (1) enactment of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint resolution; or (2) September 30, 1984, whichever occurs first.

Declares that appropriations made and authority granted pursuant to this joint resolution shall cover all obligations or expenditures incurred for any project or activity during such period.

Requires that expenditures made pursuant to this joint resolution be charged to the applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization whenever a bill in which such applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization is contained is enacted into law.

Makes appropriations to the Postal Service Fund in amounts sufficient to ensure that postal rates for all preferred-rate mailers be continued at the rates in effect on September 1, 1983.

Requires: (1) mail for overseas voting and mail for the blind to continue to be free; and (2) six-day delivery and rural delivery rates to continue at the 1983 level.

Ratifies and confirms all obligations incurred in anticipation of the appropriations and authority provided in this joint resolution for the purposes of maintaining the minimum level of essential activities necessary to protect life and property and bring about orderly termination of other functions.

Makes the funds available to the Federal Building Fund available to initiate new construction, purchase, advance design, and repairs and alteration line- item projects which are included in the Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriation Act, 1984, as passed by the House or as reported to the Senate.

Makes funds available to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to be used for plans, major maintenance, and improvement to Center lands and facilities.

Prohibits the procurement by contract of any service which, before the date of enactment of this joint resolution, was performed by individuals in their capacity as employees of the General Services Administration in any position of guards, elevator operators, messengers, and custodians, except for contracts with sheltered workshops employing the severely handicapped.

Makes appropriations to the Tennessee Valley Authority for providing recreation on the Ocoee River.

Subjects Federal commitments to guarantee or insure loans to: (1) the availability of qualified applicants for such guarantee or insurance; and (2) limitations contained in appropriation Acts.

Amends the Federal criminal code to make it a Federal offense to forge endorsements or fraudulently negotiate U.S. Treasury checks, bonds or securities.

Provides for a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than ten years when the face value of such instrument exceeds $500.

Provides for reimbursement of: (1) Federal, State, and city income taxes incurred by a Federal employee for moving or storage expenses; and (2) income taxes incurred due to the reimbursement of such taxes.

Permits each agency to enter into contracts to provide relocation services to agencies and employees.

Declares that the project for navigation at Eastport Harbor, Maine, is not authorized after the date of enactment of this joint resolution.

Directs the Secretary of the Army to transfer to the city of Eastport, Maine, title to any facilities and improvements constructed by the United States as part of such project.

Provides that funds made available pursuant to this joint resolution or the enactment into law of H.R. 3222 shall be available until November 18, 1983.

Requires the annual and public sale of sets of uncirculated and proof coins.

Makes appropriations for FY 1984 to the Joint Study Panel on the Social Security Administration.

Authorizes appropriations for payments to defray the costs of training and providing incentives to employers to hire and train certain wartime veterans who have been unemployed for long periods of time.

Requires that a specified amount of budget authority provided in the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies Appropriation Act, 1984 for housing programs, annual contributions for assisted housing be used: (1) to extend annual contributions contracts; (2) for the low-income existing housing program; (3) for the low-income moderate rehabilitation program; and (4) for the development or acquisition costs of public housing other than for Indian families.

Sets forth appropriation levels for programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Makes unobligated funds for closeout activities of the Community Services Administration available through September 30, 1988.

Makes appropriations for the repair of the Pension Building in Washington, D.C.

Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to permit the acquisition of limited numbers of existing foreign-built vessels for operation under the U.S. flag.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to proceed with the construction, within available funds, of the project for navigation, San Francisco Harbor, California - Fisherman's Wharf Area.

Prohibits the use of funds to process or grant oil and gas lease applications on any Federal lands outside of Alaska that are in units of the National Wildlife Refuge System, except where there are valid existing rights or where any of the lands are subject to drainage, unless or until the Secretary of the Interior promulgates revisions to existing regulations so as to authorize the leasing of such lands.

Authorizes appropriations out of the Federal Buildings Fund for: (1) the design of a Federal Building - United States Courthouse in Newark, New Jersey; and (2) the design necessary for repair of the Customhouse - United States Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri.

Authorizes such amounts as necessary for continuing the activities, not otherwise specifically provided for in this joint resolution, which were provided for in H.R. 4139, as passed the House on October 27, 1983, at a rate for operations and to the extent and in the manner provided for in such Act.